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Clergyman , college president

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, American clergyman, college president. member Georgia Legislature, 1821; member Methodist General Assembly in New York, 1844.

Background

Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin was born on September 22, 1790 in Augusta, Georgia, United States. Son of William and Hannah (Randolph) Longstreet.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1813. Attended Litchfield (Connecticut) Law School.

Career

Admitted to bar, Richmond County, Georgia, 1815. Member Georgia Legislature, 1821. Circuit judge Superior Court of Georgia, 1822-1825.

Published humorous sketches called Georgia Scenes (1st of a literary genre in American), in newspapers, 1827-1830, in book form, 1835. Founder newspaper The Sentinel, Augusta, 1834-1836. Ordained to ministry Methodist Church, 1838.

President Emory College, 1839-1848. Member Methodist General Assembly in New York, 1844. President Centenary College, Jackson, Louisiana, 1849, U. Mississippi, 1849-1856, University of Southern California, 1857.

Author: Letters from Georgia to Massachusetts. Letters to Clergymen of Northern Methodist Church. Master William Mitten, 1864.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Letters from Georgia to Massachusetts. Letters to Clergymen of Northern Methodist Church. Master William Mitten, 1864.

Membership

Member Georgia Legislature, 1821. Member Methodist General Assembly in New York, 1844.

Connections

Married Frances Parke, 1816.

father:
William Longstreet

mother:
Hannah (Randolph) Longstreet

spouse:
Frances Parke